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Old December 18th, 2011, 05:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Lost contacts after "merge with google"

So, I was playing around with my options and I hit the "merge with google" option in the contacts and now for some reason it's only displaying 2 of my contacts.
I tried to import contacts from the sim, it actually showed my list of contacts, but after the import, it was still only showing the two contacts.

What's up with that?


Ps: I'm using a Galaxy S2 phone, with the default application for contacts.

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Old December 19th, 2011, 01:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not sure I have the answer to your question, but the best practice is to create / save / maintain contacts ONLY as your Gmail / Google contacts.

That way if your phone is lost / stolen / bricked, your contacts are saved to your gmail account online.

I NEVER save local contacts to my phone or SIM card.

So having said that I'm not sure if your contacts are local contacts on your phone that you merged with Google. If so I suggest you make sure all local contacts are created in Google / Gmail, and then delete the local contacts.
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Go to where you checked merge with Google and change it to merge with sim. Then import them into Google. After they are imported into your Gmail, recheck to merge/sync with
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Default contacts/google merge

i merged my phone contacts with my google account, it all worked ok, but now if i add a new local phone contact into my phone, how will that get synced with my gmail? do i have to manually sync? or every now and again do a "merge with google"? if i do another "merge with google" will it duplicate the contacts already merged? is there a way to enter a new phone contact directly as a google contact on my phone? my phone is a galaxy s2. thank you!
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Old December 15th, 2012, 03:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Simply save new contacts as Google contacts and everything will sync automatically. And yes, of course you can do that from the phone. The phone's manual will show how.
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